with Greg Peterson and Janis Norton

Dates: Second Tuesday, starting at 6pm AZ/MST

Sign Me Up!

Here's what to expect:

  • Free & live online class every month to support you to plant and maintain fruit trees that thrive and produce for years to come
  • Opportunity to get your fruit tree questions/challenges addressed by experts
  • If you miss a class, they will be added as video replays to our Fruit Tree Member Portal.

2022 Topics & Dates:
6pm AZ - Year Round

  • "Planting, Watering, & Fertilizing"
    on January 11th at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern
  • "Guilds - Nature's Buddy System"
    February 8th at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern
  • "Thinning Fruits for Better Harvests"
    on March 8th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "Help! My Tree Does Not Look Right"
    on April 12th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "Preparing for Summer Heat"
    on May 10th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "Harvesting Summer Fruits, Extreme Heat"
    on June 14th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "Summer Watering - is this enough water?"
    on July 12th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "Summer Pruning"
    on August 9th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "When is the Best Time to Plant Citrus"
    on Sep 13th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "Proper Staking, How to Grow a Strong Tree"
    on October 11th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "Irrigation Check - is this too much water?"
    on November 8th at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
  • "Pruning Deciduous Trees for Success"
    December 13th at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern

Meet Your Hosts

Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson

Urban Farm Nursery & Urban Farm U

Farmer Greg has been digging his toes into the earth, listening to the plants, and experimenting with progressive permaculture techniques in his yard for over 40 years. His 1/3-acre home in Phoenix, AZ has been converted into an entirely edible landscape which he periodically opens to the community for tours and classes, and his Fruit Tree Program has resulted in the planting of over 10,000 fruit trees. Greg's passion is seeing others discover that they can grow food successfully, and his mission is to show that they too can realize the power, joy and deliciousness of urban farming!

Janis Norton

Janis Norton

General Manager,
Urban Farm Nursery

Janis is the glue that holds the Nursery together, and loves setting up the systems that help our Fruit Tree Program run successfully. However, as a scientist with a love of engineering, she was truly interested in the how's and why's of healthy soil, the ecology in the soil, and the mechanics of how successful plants get established in the soil. Between her studies, her work with Urban Farm, and taking Master Gardener courses - she was hooked. Now she wants to help others understand the beauty of how planting trees can work for them.